Saturday 21 October 1950
It was Saturday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include David H G viscount Lascelles and Ronald E McNair in Lake City.
Dark City, directed by William Dieterle, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1950
while Nuts In May by Cornelia Otis Skinner was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Jack Benny Program.
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Which were the important events of 21 October 1950 ?
- Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
- French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
- In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
- R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
- Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
- Also see October 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- International Day of the Nacho ? celebrated in the United States and Mexico since the early 1990s.
- Diwali in India (2006)
- David H G viscount Lascelles: Grandson of English Princess Mary.
- Ronald E McNair in Lake City: South Carolina, USA; astronaut (STS 41B, 51L-Challenger disaster).
- Jean Billon: French astrologer.
- Ronald McNair: crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (Born 1950).
- Death penality abolished in Belgium
- Tom Powers of Duke scores six touchdowns.
- Chinese forces occupy Tibet.
Which were the top hits in that special week of October 1950 ?
Top #2 songs in the USA
- Perry Como & Betty Hutton - A Bushel and a Peck
- Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You) - Ray Anthony
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